The Sony Xperia Z Will Cost the Same as an iPhone 5

By Sam Gibbs on at

Sony's just dumped the pre-order price for the good-looking Xperia Z on us. What's the price of entry for the waterproof "superphone" club? Why £529 of course. Ouch.

That's iPhone 5 money, and well, we thought that was rather expensive in the first place, especially when you compare it to the awesome Nexus 4 at just £240/280. Mind you, if you pre-order the Xperia Z now, you'll bag yourself a pair of Sony MDR-1R headphones, which are worth £300-odd.

I was impressed with the Xperia Z in my brief first play, but even I would baulk at paying over £500 for a smartphone, now that Google's set the bar with its sub-£300 beast, even if it is specced up to the nines and waterproof. What about you? Tempted to shell out Apple-money for an Android? [Sony]